College student "Freckles" Winslow (Johnny Downs) come home to Indiana to help a friend, Danny Doyle (Marvin Stephens), who runs his uncle's hotel and took a mortgage on it in order to invest in a 'gold-finding-machine,' with his friend Jeff (Mantan Moreland), the hotel porter.
On the bus-trip home, "Freckles" meets a Chicago gangster, "Muggsy Dolan" (Walter Sande), posing as Jack Leach, on the lam from a bank-robbery, who decides a quiet Indian town would be the best place to hole up.
"Freckles" also finds that his father (Irving Mitchell) has financial problems but, because of a long-standing feud between him and the town banker, Hiram Potter (John Ince), is too proud and stubborn to ask Potter for help. "Freckles" decides that a major highway built through Fairfield would solve everybody's problems.
Jack Leach, boarding at the hotel and casing the local bank, tells "Freckles" he has a friend that is a big financier, Nate Quigley (Bradley Page), and just the man to put the deal over.
December 5, 2017 Subject:
Not like the book.
If you are looking for a movie with the same plot as Jeannette Stratton-Porter's Freckles Comes Home, this isn't it. The only thing this movie and the book have in common is the name "Freckles." Everything else is typical Hollywood fare of the 40s.
March 13, 2011 Subject:
This one is definitely worth watching. It was quick-moving, well-acted, and had a great cast and a pretty good script. Very enjoyable.
March 12, 2011 Subject:
This is a cute little movie with a cute cast that among others features nineteen-year-old Gale Storm. I downloaded it just for Mantan Moreland's appearance, who as usual delivers in spades. (No pun intended …er, well, maybe just a little one.) So finding that the rest of the movie is fun was a nice bonus. The print quality is good, if a little soft. So the bottom line is, fifty-eight minutes of pleasant high jinks from Monogram that are easy to enjoy, especially if you're a fellow Mantan Moreland fan. CAST NOTES: Fellow dust farters will remember the charming though light-weight Gale Storm from the early television series, "My Little Margie" (1952-55). A better singer than actor, she appeared in TV productions as late as 1989. What can you say about Mantan Moreland, except that he's great? His mini-bio at IMDB is worth checking out.